I really recommend everybody to go to Corsica. It’s indeed the “island of beauty” as it’s called
I have been in many other islands in the Mediterranean sea but the contrast of spectacular beaches, cliffs carved into bizarre shapes and high mountains; make Corsica a unique place in the world.
Our first destination was Calvi!. Driving along the coast we discovered amazing beaches and incredible rock formations: the Calanque de Piana.
Short break in Piana for lunch and a bit of shopping 😉
At last we arrive to Calvi!!! It is located on the northwest coast of the island. Small and nice city that offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, cafés, and hotels. Things to do: Visit the Citadelle to get a panoramic view of Calvi and walk along the harbor, it’s full of impressive yachts.
And about the beaches…..
Plage de Calvi: 4km-long sandy beach with the best views of Calvi’s citadel.
and very nice white wine….
Plage de l’Alga: The access is difficult (you need a robust car) and the secret beach is not a secret any more…
After 3 nights in Calvi, we went down to South, to Porto-Vecchio. On our way we stopped in the heart of Corsica, Corte.
Porto-Vecchio Its called the “St-Tropez” of Corsica but I have to say it has nothing to do with St-Tropez, I can’t understand the comparison. It’s true that there is a lot of animation during the night, many vibrant cafes, good bars and restaurants and designer boutiques. For sure, you are not going to get bored.
Besides, the beaches around Porto-Vecchio are stunning
Plage Palombaggia. Without a doubt, one of my favorites beaches . It can be crowded but its worthy to visit it, blue- turquoise sea, fine white sand……I thought that I was in the Caribbean
Plage Santa Guilia probably the most popular beach and the crowded one. You will see why:
and the night life was not bad at all!
You must do the boat trip to see the city built onto the cliffs and also to discover lovely beaches around!
Our last stop: Ajaccio, we went back to south, our starting point.
Beaches have nothing to envy to the previous ones, they were as beautiful as the others and quieter!!!
Plage Mare e sole
Plage Capo Di Feno
In both beaches, I found girls selling bikinis and pareos. They walked along the beach, every time with different swimming suit and matching pareo to catch clients. They caught me! 🙂
Napoléon Bonaparte was born here and he is present everywhere: seafront statues, museums, street names, shops, restaurants….
Don’t miss the magical Sunset in The Sanguinaires islands
……and that was the end of our trip, bye-bye Corsica but I’m sure I will see you again